In no way is corporal punishment allowed. There are very clear regulations on this, and can result in a loss of your foster care license (if applicable in your state), or the loss of your child prior to finalization.
Make sure you discuss the details of this with your worker. Be sure that you are completely clear on what you may and may not do. You do not want to lose a child due to something that could have easily been avoided.
For example, if your child is raging, and you feel that he is in danger of harming himself, you should be trained in proper restraint techniques.
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